The service's development environment will enable developers to start application development with a single click in the AWS Management Console, and automatically provisions the underlying infrastructure, downloading, compiling and configuring of the operating system, development software and ROS.
"Satellite data is incredibly useful for building a wide range of important applications, but it is super-complex and expensive to build and operate the infrastructure needed to do so".
The new antennas, known as virtual resilience ground (Verge), will help capture satellite data and connect into the AWS network.
In collaboration with global aerospace company Lockheed Martin, AWS will integrate its network of ground station services with the former's new antenna network to give customers the ability to download data from multiple satellites at the same time. AWS said these companies and many more are using AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation, and speed up time-to-market.
Among the four services is AWS IoT SiteWise which is a new managed service that collects, structures, and searches IoT data from industrial facility devices and uses it to analyse equipment and process performance data.
With this ability, developers can easily add more features like location-based services, replenishment, industrial data processing, alarm and messaging, fix and maintenance, logistics, and more, without writing code, AWS said. "That also means if you want to take that data and use it, you need infrastructure to store, process and do analytics, which is all hard and expensive". (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Ellie Mae, Inc.
Preview partners include BlackSky, HawkEye, Open Cosmos, Lockheed Martin and Digital Globe, from which cofounder and CTO Dr Walter Scott also spoke on stage. "We provide direct access to AWS services and AWS Global Infrastructure, including our low-latency, global fibre network right where your data is downloaded into our AWS Ground Station". At present, there are about 2,000 satellites orbiting the earth, which is expected to rise to about 16,000 in the next 10 years. This covers AWS' GovCloud and Secret Regions across almost every data classification.
One of the use cases highlighted for the new satellite service was for when natural disasters strike.
"Together, AWS and Lockheed Martin are providing satellite operators increased flexibility, resiliency, and scale in a complete connectivity solution, ground architecture, and Cloud environment for integrated satellite and data management operations", Rick Ambrose, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space, told the audience. This access would be available even during unplanned outages such as a weather event, the companies said.